Luxembourg 2012

BaloonsHeavier regulation, the downturn, and Luxembourg’s ambitions in the world of regulated alternative assets are changing its job market. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

BrandConcerns about the Ucits brand are growing among non-European investors and regulators as the continent struggles to resolve its sovereign debt crisis. Stefanie Eschenbacher investigates.

SwanLuxembourg’s specialised investment fund concept has been hailed a success. Stefanie Eschenbacher looks at the draft law intended to align these funds with the requirements of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers directive.

Asia is increasingly concerned about what the eurozone crisis means for Luxembourg’s Ucits funds, which are distributed widely in the region. Our panel discusses this development and other themes affecting the fund and asset servicing industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Asia is increasingly concerned about what the eurozone crisis means for Luxembourg’s Ucits funds, which are distributed widely in the region. Our panel discusses this development and other themes affecting the fund and asset servicing industry. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

ControlsFund issuers will have to make a significant change to how they normally settle if they subscribe to Luxembourg’s new central securities depository, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

LuxLuxembourg has ambitious plans to double the market share of hedge fund servicing. Stefanie Eschenbacher reports.

CitiesCan Luxembourg compete with the likes of Paris and Hong Kong to attract high-quality staff from abroad? Jean-Jacques Picard looks at what it has to offer.

101806380Robin Sproull, of Bonaire, looks at regulatory changes affecting Luxembourg and argues that software investment is highly needed.

With at least 27 different pieces of regulation challenging the investment fund sector, our roundtable looks at how participants have been preparing. The panel also criticises co-ordination between major regulators. Chaired by Stefanie Eschenbacher.

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Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Alternative thinking

Mar 16, 2017

Portfolio Manager Davide Cataldo discusses the results of the Pioneer Investments’ survey on liquid alternatives and how investors can be encouraged to increase their allocation.

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Mar 16, 2017

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Mar 16, 2017

Blockchain aims to radically change the way investors can access funds, says Olivier Portenseigne, Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer of Fundsquare.

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Mar 16, 2017

Greater efficiency must be embraced to ensure regulatory changes do not destroy choice for fund buyers, says Bernard Tancré of Clearstream.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: The issue is perception

Mar 21, 2017

Our panel discuss tax transparency, the elegance of private placement and why Jersey could do more to promote itself. Chaired by Tom Cowsill in Saint Helier.

ASSET SERVICING ROUNDTABLE: Under pressure

Mar 07, 2017

Funds Europe speaks to leading Luxembourg industry figures about the growing regulatory demands on asset servicers and how to remain profitable in spite of major investments in technology.